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Characteristics of the Colonies VUS.2. Characteristics of early exploration and settlements in the New World.

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1 Characteristics of the Colonies VUS.2

2 Characteristics of early exploration and settlements in the New World

3 New England Colonies Settled by Puritans seeking Religious Freedom (Puritan Commonwealth) Pilgrims Mayflower Compact – First written framework of government Covenant Community – Members bind themselves by a religious agreement

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5 Characteristics of early exploration and settlements in the New World New England Colonies Intolerant of other religions Direct Democracy – People vote directly on any policy Town Meetings

6 Characteristics of early exploration and settlements in the New World

7 Mid-Atlantic Colonies English, Dutch, and German- speaking immigrants Religious freedom and economic opportunity

8 Characteristics of early exploration and settlements in the New World

9 Southern Colonies Economic Opportunities!

10 Characteristics of early exploration and settlements in the New World Southern Colonies Cavaliers – Noble Virginians who were given land by the King of England Poor English – small farmers, artisans or as indentured servants Worked for a period of time to pay for passage to the New World

11 Characteristics of early exploration and settlements in the New World Southern Colonies Jamestown, established in 1607 by the Virginia Company of London as a business venture First permanent English settlement in North America.

12 Characteristics of early exploration and settlements in the New World Virginia House of Burgesses First elected assembly in the New World. Known today as the General Assembly of Virginia

13 Interactions among Europeans, Africans, and American Indians The explorations and settlements of the English in the American often led to violent conflicts with the American Indians. Lost their land and were victims of disease

14 Interactions among Europeans, Africans, and American Indians French exploration of Canada did NOT lead to large-scale immigration from France, and relations with native peoples much better

15 Jamestown Webquest

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